Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Seniors Colby Sindoni and Montana Davis, and 7th-grader Joey Tomasso drove in four runs apiece to help Waverly rally from an early deficit to avenge an early-season loss at O-M / Watkins Glen here Wednesday afternoon with a 20-7 rout of the Seneca Indians in IAC Division 3 baseball action.
The Wolverines, who dropped a 4-3 decision to O-M / Watkins Glen in the season opener, improve to 3-2 and move into a three-way tie for second place in the division with Newark Valley and Dryden. Notre Dame sits atop the standings at 3-1.
The Senecas Indians led 3-0 after 1 1/2 innings, but Waverly erased that deficit in the home half of the second.
With one out and Jenner on first after a lead-off walk, senior Bradey Roney and Tomasso stroked back-to-back singles to plate the Wolverines’ first run of the game.
Seventh-grader Jay Pipher followed with an opposite-field RBI single to left field to cut the O-M / WG lead to 3-2.
After junior Jalen McCarty singled to load the bases, Waverly plated a run on an error to tie the score at 3-3. Davis plated the go-ahead run with an RBI fielder’s choice, and then stole second on the back end of a double-steal that plated McCarty for a 5-3 lead.
The Wolverines added to their lead in the bottom of the third inning. With one out, freshman Caden Hollywood lined a double into right-center field, and scored on a two-out RBI single by Tomasso.
After an O-M / WG error, McCarty and Sindoni stroked back-to-back RBI singles to make it 9-3.
Waverly put the game away with eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in a rally that featured RBI singles by Jenner, Pipher, and junior Ethan Stotler, and three Seneca Indian errors that plated four runs.
Davis, who stole two bases, and Sindoni each doubled and singled, scored one run, and had four RBI, while Tomasso stroked a pair of singles, scored three times, and drove in four runs to pace Waverly’s 16-hit attack.
McCarty singled twice, scored four times, stole two bases, and drove in two runs for the Wolverines, while Pipher singled twice, scored three runs, and knocked in two runs, and Stotler doubled and singled, scored one run, and drove in one run.
Jenner and Roney each had one hit, two runs scored, and one RBI in the win, while Hollywood doubled and scored two runs, and senior Ethan Lloyd singled and scored.
Hollywood earned the win for Waverly, allowing five runs — three earned — on three hits, while striking out five and walking seven in 4 1/3 innings of work.
Junior Alex Bartlett closed out the game, allowing a pair of unearned runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Waverly returns to action Saturday when it hosts Athens at 10:30 a.m., and Sayre at 1 p.m.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly’s Joey Tomasso. … PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHANNON McCARTY.
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